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The Complete Guide to RTI

The Complete Guide to RTI
An Implementation Toolkit

First Edition

October 2012 | 240 pages | Corwin
The Complete Guide to RTI offers a toolbox of strategies, techniques, checklists, etc, as well as technology and print resources, for introducing RTI to educators. Readers gain sufficient foundational and theoretical understanding with regard to why RTI is so revolutionary and from where it has evolved for current use. They benefit from a comprehensive picture of actual implementation experience as they consider putting steps in place for the execution of RTI programs within their schools. The book also offers guidance for analyzing and evaluating their existing models and programs. The book organizes the applications of RTI into the following four areas: (1) foundations of RTI, including its educational and political history as well as its scientific and data-driven approach in both general and special education; presented concisely and clearly so as not to overwhelm practitioners(2) content area applications of RTI, including reading and literacy, mathematics, and positive behavior support(3) the use of technology in teaching RTI skills and applying RTI in classroom settings(4) understanding the concerns of non-professional stakeholders in the introduction of RTI: parents, students and communitiesRather than simply featuring RTI as an effective approach to improving student achievement, this book presents it as a paradigm shift in American schools today that sets the stage for its future role in teacher education and practice.
About the Authors
About the Contributors
Chapter 1. Keynote: Reasons and Resources for Learning Response to Intervention
Chapter 2. Progressing With Progress Monitoring
Chapter 3. The Instructional Support Team (IST): A Foundation of the RTI Process
Chapter 4. Literacy Instruction: Tier 1
Chapter 5. Literacy Intervention: Tiers 2 and 3
Chapter 6. Mathematics Difficulty or Mathematics
Chapter 7. Response to Intervention and Positive Behavior Support
Chapter 8. Emerging Agendas in Collaboration: Working With Families in the RTI Process
Chapter 9. Leadership: The Role of District and School Administrators in Implementing RTI
Chapter 10. Managing Time: RTI in the Middle and High School Master Schedule
Epilogue: Why Implement RTI?
References and Resources

"This book will be of utmost value to teachers, administrators, and parents in the shift to not just talking about but acting upon intervention directed toward the needs of our students."

Lori Grossman, Academic Trainer
Houston ISD, TX

"This is the book that I have been searching for. It is a real how-to for individual and institutional success with the children who have been left behind for too long."

A. L. Hough-Everage, Associate Professor of Education
Brandman University, Victorville, CA

"This book is the most comprehensive tool I have read that incorporates technology into analyzing the academic and behavioral data of the RTI process for all students. It is a truly phenomenal resource that I would highly recommend for all professionals in the educational field who are interested in maximizing their students’ achievement."

Lisa Graham, Program Specialist, Curriculum & Staff Development
Special Education, Vallejo City Unified School District, CA

"Through the discussion of RTI, the author introduces and reinforces many different teaching techniques and styles that enable the teaching professional to explore the concept. School personnel are challenged to move forward in their journey in the education of the individual child."

Deborah D. Therriault, Special Education Teacher
Clarkston Community Schools, MI

"This book can be read as an overview, a manual, a reference tool, or as a textbook. The content, resources, and references are comprehensive."

Sue DeLay, Teacher-Math Interventionist
Oak Creek-Franklin School District, WI

"The Complete Guide to RTI does not claim to be something new, but it provides the teacher a guide to becoming reacquainted with an approach to the problems of early education. It spells out the steps and tiers necessary to providing the necessary growth in a child’s personal progress."

Elizabeth Alvarez, Assistant Principal
Chicago Public Schools, IL

“Well-documented research supports the topic of this book. The authors explain with clarity the objectives and purposes of Response to Intervention, then support the program with outstanding tools to facilitate execution. A must for every school in America!”

Esther M. Eacho, Education Specialist
McLean, VA

"This is an exceptional work – a compelling response to the perennial problems plaguing our schools. Anyone who wants to support struggling students while continuously improving schools should look to The Complete Guide to RTI for direction. This book will be one of the more important educational treatises of our times."

Marian White-Hood, Director of Academics
Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools and SeeForever Foundation, Washington, DC

"This book creatively extends beyond the nuts and bolts of RTI by offering a complete overview of what is needed to make the implementation and evaluation of such a model successful."

S. Russell Vaden, Assistant Professor of Educational Psychology
Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC

Dolores T. Burton

Dolores Burton is a Fulbright scholar and professor and chair of teacher education at New York Institute of Technology. She was a public school teacher, school district administrator, and author of instructional software. Dr. Burton designed, delivered, and supervised professional development for teachers in grades k-12 in mathematics, literacy, science, differentiated instruction, action research, instructional technology and inclusive practices. She has organized symposia for educators on research based strategies to close the achievement gap of the traditionally underserved populations; African American males, English Language Learners,... More About Author

John W. Kappenberg

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